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Weekend of October 21, 2022

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Dave and the team discuss Teslas bursting into flames again, Kanye West buying Parler, overconfidence in self-driving cars, Netflix’s subscriber count, neighborhood vibes and Google Maps, and more.

Janet in Mississippi asked: “I have a question about travel cameras. I have gotten three or four in the last couple of years and every one of them seems to break. It’s working… I put another card in it, and it won’t work… the batteries run down quickly… but the main thing is they just quit working. Can you tell me the very best camera I can get? I’ll pay the money if I know it will last a very long time.”

Janet, honestly unless you have specific needs these days your best bet for a travel camera is a smartphone. They have solid cameras, theyre reliable, and you will already be carrying them.

If you want a standalone camera and youve had issues with cameras breaking, you can look at ruggedized cameras. The Nikon Coolpix W300 has been around for a very long time and its waterproof, and shockproof, the newer versions of it have been updated to be able to do 4K video and take big pictures.

Panasonics Lumix DC-TS7 is their equivalent offering, if you like them better, but the cameras themselves will be about as good as each other.

Both of those are specialty products these days, since most people just use their phones. So theyll both cost you roughly $550 which place them in line with entry level DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

DSLRs and mirrorless cameras will usually be more versatile since they typically offer interchangeable lenses and are built for better optical quality.

The catch here is that if you can take off a lens, then the camera is not dustproof or waterproof, so they may be too delicate for your use.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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